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Single Idea 3589

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / c. Coherentism critique]

Full Idea

Why should political theory ever have much to do with quantum physics, or pet care with parliamentary history?

Gist of Idea

Why should diverse parts of our knowledge be connected?


Michael Williams (Problems of Knowledge [2001], Ch.11)

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.129

A Reaction

This hardly demolishes the coherence account of justification, since your views on pet care had better be coherent, for your pet's sake. It's a pity people can make their politics cohere with their ethics.